June Lake is one of the top places in the Eastern Sierra Mountains to see the Fall Colors! Check out our gallery of fall photos taken at the Double Eagle Resort and Spa, as well as other parts of the June Lake Loop. You don’t want to miss the autumn leaves! They start changing in late September, and they peak towards the end of October.
The Fern Lake Trail is one of the more difficult hikes in the June Lake Loop, despite being only about 1.75 miles to the lake. You gain about 1600 feet in elevation in a fairly short distance.
On the other hand, the rewards of this hike are incredible! The Yost Lake and Fern Lake Trails follow the same path for about a mile, then you hit a sign that switches you back to the right (and up!) towards Fern Lake.
NOTE: If you reach Fern Creek, you missed the split-off. The trails split just a few yards before fern creek.
I’ve also included a picture of the Trail Map to help you find the trailhead.
This hike gets you some incredible panoramic views of the June Lake Loop
Not to mention gorgeous forests, and meadows
Fern Lake itself is also a sight to behold.
Did I mention the fishing is incredible at Fern Lake? Because the fishing is incredible at Fern Lake.